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Current Model Sebring/Stratus - Front-End "Creaking" Sound?

 
James C. Reeves
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      07-08-2004
2004 Sebring LXi Sedan (currently at 4400 miles). Perhaps this is normal since
my wife's 2003 Stratus (currently at 13,300 miles) makes the same sound. Both
have made the sound since new. When turning to the right into a driveway or
parking space, there is a noticeable creaking sound from the front suspension
heard from both inside and outside the car. I drive fairly gently, so it isn't
a "hard" turn. Dealer has checked the suspension components and applied
lubrication...nothing seems to help (on either car). They also say they have
been unable to reproduce the noise. I'm about ready to write it off as a
"normal" noise for this design of the car...it's just a little annoying.
Although my wife says she hasn't noticed it...she drives "harder" than I do and
I don't notice it either when she drives. Anyway, anyone else out there
experienced this?


 
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Glenn Shaw
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      07-08-2004
James C. Reeves wrote:

> 2004 Sebring LXi Sedan (currently at 4400 miles). Perhaps this is normal since
> my wife's 2003 Stratus (currently at 13,300 miles) makes the same sound. Both
> have made the sound since new. When turning to the right into a driveway or
> parking space, there is a noticeable creaking sound from the front suspension
> heard from both inside and outside the car. I drive fairly gently, so it isn't
> a "hard" turn. Dealer has checked the suspension components and applied
> lubrication...nothing seems to help (on either car). They also say they have
> been unable to reproduce the noise. I'm about ready to write it off as a
> "normal" noise for this design of the car...it's just a little annoying.
> Although my wife says she hasn't noticed it...she drives "harder" than I do and
> I don't notice it either when she drives. Anyway, anyone else out there
> experienced this?


Not in a Stratus, but I've been having this problem off and on for the
past couple of years in my '98 Neon. I've also been experiencing the
creaking going over bumps at slow speeds, but that seems to happen only
after I've driven the car over bumpy roads for a while. (The creaking
may also be happening at high speeds, but I can't tell for sure because
of road noise.)

I've taken my Neon to three different mechanics, and none of them were
able to find the problem, much less reproduce the noise.

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Glenn Shaw
Indianapolis, IN USA
1998 Plymouth Neon Highline Sedan
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Robert Meyer
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      07-08-2004
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"James C. Reeves" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> 2004 Sebring LXi Sedan (currently at 4400 miles). Perhaps this is normal

since
> my wife's 2003 Stratus (currently at 13,300 miles) makes the same sound.

Both
> have made the sound since new. When turning to the right into a driveway

or
> parking space, there is a noticeable creaking sound from the front

suspension
> heard from both inside and outside the car. I drive fairly gently, so it

isn't
> a "hard" turn. Dealer has checked the suspension components and applied
> lubrication...nothing seems to help (on either car). They also say they

have
> been unable to reproduce the noise. I'm about ready to write it off as a
> "normal" noise for this design of the car...it's just a little annoying.
> Although my wife says she hasn't noticed it...she drives "harder" than I

do and
> I don't notice it either when she drives. Anyway, anyone else out there
> experienced this?
>
>

2004 Stratus, 6300 mi, no creaks. 1997 Stratus, 102,000 mi, used to creak
once and awhile - but went away. I think it was the sway bar bushings.
Good luck.

Bob


 
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BeeP
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      07-08-2004
Upper front strut bearings ?
Good Luck.
Bob

"James C. Reeves" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> 2004 Sebring LXi Sedan (currently at 4400 miles). Perhaps this is

normal since
> my wife's 2003 Stratus (currently at 13,300 miles) makes the same

sound. Both
> have made the sound since new. When turning to the right into a

driveway or
> parking space, there is a noticeable creaking sound from the front

suspension
> heard from both inside and outside the car. I drive fairly gently,

so it isn't
> a "hard" turn. Dealer has checked the suspension components and

applied
> lubrication...nothing seems to help (on either car). They also say

they have
> been unable to reproduce the noise. I'm about ready to write it off

as a
> "normal" noise for this design of the car...it's just a little

annoying.
> Although my wife says she hasn't noticed it...she drives "harder"

than I do and
> I don't notice it either when she drives. Anyway, anyone else out

there
> experienced this?
>
>



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